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At the time when I desperately needed to be with my son, The Sick Children’s Trust made that possible.

At the time when I desperately needed to be with my son, The Sick Children’s Trust made that possible.

News   •   Jan 19, 2018 11:00 GMT

Ned was born at 28 weeks weighing just 1.2kilos. He had a grade four bleed on the brain, sepsis and needed resuscitating and ventilating. Mum, Kerry, was told that the odds were very much against him and it was unlikely he would survive. However today, Ned celebrates his first birthday.

Because of Scott House we can share every hour of every day together and be a family.

Because of Scott House we can share every hour of every day together and be a family.

News   •   Jan 18, 2018 12:56 GMT

Darcie-May was born with a serious heart condition called hypoplastic left heart syndrome . For the first seven months of her life she was treated at Freeman Hospital and during this time we supported her family at Scott House.

You just don’t imagine how quickly life can change. We had just returned in high spirits from a family holiday and only a few days later Faith was in theatre having a brain tumour removed

You just don’t imagine how quickly life can change. We had just returned in high spirits from a family holiday and only a few days later Faith was in theatre having a brain tumour removed

News   •   Jan 16, 2018 11:33 GMT

Faith Lawson was just five years old when her grandmother, Julie Baker, took her for a routine eye test and the optician referred her for an MRI scan, which detected a cancerous brain tumour that required emergency lifesaving treatment. The tumour was removed at Royal Victoria Infirmary and The Sick Children's Trust supported Faith's family at Crawford House for over two months.

When Alfie was born he was so tiny he weighed little more than half a bag of sugar

When Alfie was born he was so tiny he weighed little more than half a bag of sugar

News   •   Jan 08, 2018 14:27 GMT

The parents of Alfie Knight, who was born weighing just 545 grams, were given a room at Eckersley House for over ten weeks whilst he received life-saving treatment in Leeds General Infirmary

In times like these, you need the support of your family. You can’t do it alone.

In times like these, you need the support of your family. You can’t do it alone.

News   •   Jan 02, 2018 16:46 GMT

We supported Ivy's parents when she was flown from Malta to Great Ormond Street Hospital for heart surgery.

In times like these, you need the support of your family. You can’t do it alone.

In times like these, you need the support of your family. You can’t do it alone.

News   •   Jan 02, 2018 16:46 GMT

We supported Ivy's parents when she was flown from Malta to Great Ormond Street Hospital for heart surgery.

The world of prematurity is one that you never think you are going to be a part of until it happens. You have a lifetime membership to a club you didn’t want to join.

The world of prematurity is one that you never think you are going to be a part of until it happens. You have a lifetime membership to a club you didn’t want to join.

News   •   Dec 24, 2017 15:06 GMT

Baby Willow was born on 28 December 2016 at just 27 weeks old. Now the Penfold family are getting ready to celebrate her first Christmas after a tumultuous start to the year.

Freddie was born unable to swallow and so he had his first operation at less than 24 hours old

Freddie was born unable to swallow and so he had his first operation at less than 24 hours old

News   •   Dec 24, 2017 12:49 GMT

Freddie is a baby boy who was born with tracheo-oesophageal fistula (TOF) and oesophageal atresia (OA), which meant the lower part of his food pipe was connected to his wind pipe. As a result he underwent his first corrective operation at only 24 hours old. The Sick Children’s Trust supported his family at Magnolia House whilst Freddie was being treated in Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

Alex and I owe Dr. Mary Barraclough everything. Without her, Henry would not be here today.

Alex and I owe Dr. Mary Barraclough everything. Without her, Henry would not be here today.

News   •   Dec 23, 2017 09:00 GMT

Henry, was diagnosed with leukaemia back in September. Having been transferred to Leeds General Infirmary (LGI) for lifesaving treatment, his family were supported by The Sick Children’s Trust. Fortunately Henry has made it home in time for Christmas, and although he is still undergoing treatment as an outpatient, is excitedly getting ready to celebrate with his family.

We were told Tessa was one in 500 million and only 37 cases like hers have ever been recorded in medical history

We were told Tessa was one in 500 million and only 37 cases like hers have ever been recorded in medical history

News   •   Dec 22, 2017 12:04 GMT

Tessa Evans was born with an incredibly rare facial anomaly called arhinia, which means she has no nose. It is an extremely rare condition, with 47 reported cases in the history of modern medicine to this day. When she was born her parents were told she was one in 500 million, although since then the odds have gone down to one in 20 million.

Through all the tears and heartache we have been through we all stick together and continue to smile, for our amazing daughter and little heart warrior

Through all the tears and heartache we have been through we all stick together and continue to smile, for our amazing daughter and little heart warrior

News   •   Dec 21, 2017 10:16 GMT

Ellie, was just six weeks old when doctors diagnosed her with a rare congenital heart condition. Just two days later, Ellie took a turn for the worse, and was rushed into theatre at Freeman Hospital. Whilst she recovered from the operation her parents stayed at Scott House, along with Ellie’s older sister, Izzy.

Treetop and Magnolia Houses have been our lifeline during our darkest times, without them we don’t know how we could have coped

Treetop and Magnolia Houses have been our lifeline during our darkest times, without them we don’t know how we could have coped

News   •   Dec 18, 2017 14:42 GMT

Zac Keith was born with hydrocephalus and cerebral palsy in January 2013 at just 29 weeks. His parents were supported by The Sick Children’s Trust after he was transferred to Sheffield Children's Hospital. 2017 has been a tough year for Zac, who has been in and out of hospital and once again his family have been supported by the charity on three separate occasions.

"Friday 13th is an unlucky day for some, but for Tom and I, it was the amazing day we got to meet our son for the first time."

"Friday 13th is an unlucky day for some, but for Tom and I, it was the amazing day we got to meet our son for the first time."

News   •   Dec 14, 2017 13:02 GMT

Albie’s parents knew he would need lifesaving surgery soon after birth and had heard about the work of The Sick Children’s Trust. Their baby spent over three weeks recovering in hospital and during this time the charity supported his family at Eckersley House. And as thank you, Albie and his family have joined in The Sick Children’s Trust first ever Christmas appeal!

Parents thank charity for ‘Home from Home’ by backing its first ever Christmas appeal

Parents thank charity for ‘Home from Home’ by backing its first ever Christmas appeal

News   •   Dec 13, 2017 13:20 GMT

Edward's parents are supporting The Sick Children's Trust's Christmas appeal as thanks for giving them a 'Home from Home' at Stevenson House.

Family support charity’s Christmas appeal as thanks for giving them a ‘Home from Home’ when their baby was seriously ill in hospital

Family support charity’s Christmas appeal as thanks for giving them a ‘Home from Home’ when their baby was seriously ill in hospital

News   •   Dec 12, 2017 11:59 GMT

At a week old, Chace underwent major surgery to remove 40cm of his bowel as a result of necrotising enterocolitis. We supported his family at Magnolia House on two occasions and now his family are encouraging others to donate £30 to our Christmas appeal, to give another family a 'Home from Home'.

All I want for Christmas is a big family Christmas!

All I want for Christmas is a big family Christmas!

News   •   Dec 11, 2017 12:19 GMT

At just seven weeks old Kobi became seriously ill and was diagnosed with multiple heart conditions, which led to him spending his first Christmas in Leeds General Infirmary. The Sick Children’s Trust has supported Kobi’s family at Eckersley House since his first admission. As a thank you, Kobi's family have joined in The Sick Children’s Trust’s first ever Christmas appeal!

Grandad embarks on multiple challenges to raise money for The Sick Children’s Trust

Grandad embarks on multiple challenges to raise money for The Sick Children’s Trust

News   •   Dec 07, 2017 17:00 GMT

Martyn Large is dreaming up at least a hundred challenges to raise money for The Sick Children's Trust, who have given his daughter a 'Home from Home' at Scott House whilst little Ellie has been receiving treatment in hospital.

Being able to make your seriously ill child their favourite meal before an operation is what makes the ‘Homes from Home’ so special.

Being able to make your seriously ill child their favourite meal before an operation is what makes the ‘Homes from Home’ so special.

News   •   Dec 07, 2017 11:02 GMT

Just after his fifth birthday, James was diagnosed with retinoblastoma. Since then James has undergone chemotherapy and attended The Royal London Hospital where he had to have his eye removed. The SIck Children's Trust has supported James' family at Stevenson House during this time. And as a thank you, James and his family have joined in our first ever Christmas appeal!

We knew Abby would need lifesaving surgery, but we didn’t know The Sick Children’s Trust would be there to support us

We knew Abby would need lifesaving surgery, but we didn’t know The Sick Children’s Trust would be there to support us

News   •   Nov 27, 2017 14:25 GMT

Abby was born with two serious heart conditions - pulmonary stenosis (PS) and an atrial septal defect (ASD), but was almost two years old when she underwent open heart surgery and her parents were supported by The Sick Children's Trust at Scott House.

Sam’s Story

Sam’s Story

News   •   Nov 24, 2017 11:41 GMT

Stuart and Amanda's son, Samuel, passed away eight years ago during which time they were supported at Acorn House. To help cope with their grief, the couple have both written books. 25% of the profit from the sale of Sam's Story, which is available to buy on Amazon, is being donated to The Sick Children's Trust.